Hero Initiative Stampedes to Calgary Comic Expo 2014

Hero Initiative Calgary Specials

Press Release:

Hero Initiative Stampedes to Calgary Comic Expo!

LOS ANGELES, CA (April 9, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that aids comic creators in medical and financial need, travels to Calgary Comic Expo for the first time ever, April 24-27! (www.calgaryexpo.com).

Stop on by our creative ambassadors located all over the con floor who will be collecting donations for Hero: Reilly Brown, Brian Haberlin, Mark McKenna, Michael Oeming, Riley Rossmo, Greg Rucka, Fiona Staples, Arthur Suydam, and Jim Zub are all on the job. So do the right thing and DONATE!

And check out our con specials at our booth, Y-19 and Y-20! We’re blowing out Violent Messiahs #1 and Cyberforce #2 for$1 each! Ultimate Spider-Man 100 Project and ACTOR Comics Presents are $2 each! What a deal!

See you there!

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

 

BOOM! Studios Headed to Calgary Expo and C2E2 2014

TRANSLUCID #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Khary Randolph

TRANSLUCID #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Khary Randolph

 

Press Release:

BOOM! STUDIOS HEADED TO CALGARY EXPO AND C2E2 TO MEET WITH FANS IN TWO COUNTRIES!

April 16, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Well on its way to earning elite status for its frequent flier miles, publisher BOOM! Studios announced today it will exhibit both at Calgary Expo in Alberta, Canada, from April 24-27, and Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo (C2E2) in Chicago, Illinois, from April 25-27.

BOOM! can be found at Calgary Expo, held at the BMO Center in the city of Calgary, Alberta, at booth number 119. They will host the following creators all weekend:
Ed Brisson (SONS OF ANARCHY, ROBOCOP)
Megan Hutchison (WILL O’ THE WISP)
Mike Kunkel (HEROBEAR AND THE KID)

In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:

Brooke Allen (LUMBERJANES)
Ian McGinty (ADVENTURE TIME: CANDY CAPERS)
Kate Leth (ADVENTURE TIME OGN VOL. 3: SEEING RED, LUMBERJANES)
Wook-Jin Clark (ADVENTURE TIME: THE FLIP SIDE)
Zack Sterling (ADVENTURE TIME OGN VOLS. 1, 2, and 3)

BOOM! will also have two Calgary Expo Exclusive Variants:
LUMBERJANES #1 cover illustrated by Megan Hutchison (available for purchase at the BOOM! booth)
ADVENTURE TIME #27 cover illustrated by Tait Howard (available for purchase only through the Convention). Starring baby versions of Fionna and Cake, this is the first-ever horizontal ADVENTURE TIME issue!

For tickets and more information on Calgary Expo, visit calgaryexpo.com.

At C2E2, which will be held in the South Building at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois, BOOM! Studios can be found at booth number 616. They will host the following creators at the booth all weekend:

Caleb Monroe (PEANUTS, STEED AND MRS. PEEL)
Jeff Dyer (PEANUTS)
Michael Alan Nelson (DAY MEN, 28 DAYS LATER, PROTOCOL: ORPHANS)
Paul Jenkins (FAIRY QUEST, DEATHMATCH, REVELATIONS)

In addition, the following signings at the booth are scheduled:

FRIDAY, April 25

4-5 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS) (Note: This signing takes place after the We Are BOOM! Panel)

SATURDAY, April 26

12-1 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)
4-5 p.m. Ben Acker, Ben Blacker, and Marc Evan Jackson (THE THRILLING ADVENTURE HOUR)
5:15-6:15 p.m. Claudio Sanchez and Chondra Echert (TRANSLUCID, AMORY WARS, KEY OF Z, KILL AUDIO)

This is a ticketed signing. Tickets are available only at the BOOM! Studios booth while supplies last starting Saturday when the show opens.

SUNDAY, April 27

1-2 p.m. James Tynion IV (THE WOODS)

In addition, the BOOM! Studios booth will host sketch artists all weekend, including:

Mad Rupert (REGULAR SHOW: SKIPS)
Coleman Engle (STEVEN UNIVERSE)
For $20, fans can request and purchase custom sketches to be drawn on blank ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW Get-A-Sketch covers.

Special C2E2 exclusive variants will be available for purchase for:
THE WOODS #1 cover illustrated by Tyler Jenkins
TRANSLUCID #1 cover illustrated by Khary Randolph
ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 cover illustrated by Mad Rupert
BOOM! will also present the following panel at C2E2:

We Are BOOM!
Fri., April 25, 2:45 – 3:45 p.m., Room S402
Last year was a banner year for BOOM! highlighted by the release of our first feature 2 GUNS (starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg) and new first-look deal with 20th Century Fox. Archaia joined us as a new imprint, we expanded the all-ages KaBOOM! lineup, and launched our newest imprint, BOOM! Box. Join BOOM! Studios Editor-In-Chief Matt Gagnon and VP of Development Stephen Christy as we share our mission to create the future of comics…now. We are BOOM! Come Innovate With Us.

For tickets and information for C2E2, visit c2e2.com.

ABOUT BOOM! STUDIOS
Founded by Ross Richie in 2005, Diamond Gem Award-winning “Best Publisher” BOOM! Studios (boom-studios.com) generates a constellation of best-selling Eisner and Harvey Award-winning original and licensed comic books and graphic novels with the industry’s top talent. BOOM! Studios is the home of Mike Carey’s SUICIDE RISK, Clive Barker’s NEXT TESTAMENT and HELLRAISER, Paul Jenkins and Humberto Ramos’ FAIRY QUEST, PLANET OF THE APES, Max Bemis’ POLARITY and Mark Waid’s IRREDEEMABLE. Steven Grant’s graphic novel 2 GUNS was recently released as a feature film from Universal Pictures, starring Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg. BOOM!’s all-ages imprint KaBOOM! publishes Charles Schulz’ PEANUTS, Jim Davis’ GARFIELD, Cartoon Network’s ADVENTURE TIME and REGULAR SHOW, Mike Kunkel’s HEROBEAR AND THE KID, and Roger Langridge’s Eisner Award-winning SNARKED. In June 2013, BOOM! acquired Archaia Entertainment (archaia.com). Archaia is the Eisner and Harvey Award-winning graphic novel publisher of MOUSE GUARD, COW BOY, GUNNERKRIGG COURT, RUST, SPERA, JIM HENSON’S TALE OF SAND, and many other great titles. In October 2013, BOOM! Studios entered into a unique first-look relationship with 20th Century Fox, giving the studio access to its library of titles and giving the publisher access to Fox’s vast catalog of films.

ADVENTURE TIME #27 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Tait Howard

ADVENTURE TIME #27 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Tait Howard

LUMBERJANES #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison

LUMBERJANES #1 Calgary Expo Exclusive Cover by Megan Hutchison

ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Mad Rupert

ADVENTURE TIME 2014 ANNUAL #1 C2E2 Exclusive Cover by Mad Rupert

Hero Initiative Announces 20 Convention Stops in 2014

Herb Trimpe
Press Release:

Hero Initiative Announces 2014 Convention Schedule—20 dates in all!

LOS ANGELES, CA (January 22, 2014) Hero Initiative, the non-profit organization that raises money for comic veterans in medical and financial need, will be attending 20 comic conventions in 2014!

Yes! The Hero crew will be busy bees this year bringing you special guests, parties, and much more from San Diego to Calgary to New York City! We may be attending a convention near you, so make sure you stop by and help us help others who have paved the way for many others and have brought us years of joy! JUST DO IT!

Schedule is as follows:

March 7-9
Wizard World Sacramento
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-sacramento.html

March 14-16
Planet Comicon, Kansas City, MO
http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/

March 21-23
Orlando MegaCon With special guest Herb Trimpe appearing EXCLUSIVELY at the Hero booth, #733
http://www.MegaConvention.com/

March 28-30
Emerald City Seattle
http://www.emeraldcitycomicon.com/

April 4-6
Wizard World St. Louis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-stlouis.html

April 18-20
Awesome Con Washington DC
http://awesomecondc.com/

April 25-27
Reed Chicago C2E2
http://www.c2e2.com/

April 24-27
Calgary Comic Expo
http://calgaryexpo.com/

May 2-4
Wizard World Minneapolis
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-minneapolis.html

May 17-18
Big Wow San Jose
http://www.bigwowcomicfest.com/

May 31-June 1
Long Beach Comic Expo
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

June 5-8
Phoenix Comic Con
http://www.phoenixcomicon.com/

June 20-22
Charlotte HeroesCon
http://www.heroesonline.com/heroescon/

July 23-27
San Diego With Hero Board of Directors member Dennis O’Neil in attendance!
http://comic-con.org/cci

August 21-24
Wizard World Chicago
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ch.html

September 5-7
Baltimore Comic Con
http://baltimorecomiccon.com/

September 27-28
Long Beach Comic Con
http://longbeachcomiccon.com/

October 2-4
Wizard World Austin
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-tx.html

October 9-12
Reed New York Comic Con
http://www.newyorkcomiccon.com/

October 31-November 2
Wizard World Ohio
http://www.wizardworld.com/home-ohio.html

About The Hero Initiative

The Hero Initiative is the first-ever federally chartered not-for-profit corporation dedicated strictly to helping comic book creators in need. Hero creates a financial safety net for yesterday’s creators who may need emergency medical aid, financial support for essentials of life, and an avenue back into paying work. It’s a chance for all of us to give back something to the people who have given us so much enjoyment.

Since its inception, The Hero Initiative has had the good fortune to grant over $500,000 to the comic book veterans who have paved the way for those in the industry today. For more information, visit www.heroinitiative.org or call 626-676-6354.

For more information, please visit us at www.heroinitiative.org.

Weird Al Yankovic Making 1st Ever Con Appearance in 2013 for the Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo

Weird Al

Press Release:

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo 2013 Gets Weird 

What:               Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo returns April 26-28, 2013 at the BMO Centre. Coming off a record-breaking attendance of over 60,000 in 2012, Calgary Expo is taking full-frontal nerdity to the next level in 2013. Featuring guests from comic creator legend Stan Lee to Chris Sarandon, best known for his evil-plotting in 80′s classic The Princess Bride. Following the first-ever reunion in over two decades of the principal cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation, the Calgary Expo presents another exclusive event for pop culture aficionados in 2013. “Weird Al” Yankovic ­ the biggest selling comedy recording artist of all time ­ is appearing at a comic-con for the first time ever. His Alpocalypse Tour concert Friday night is a second dose of fandom for those who cannot get enough during regular expo hours.

Special Guests Include:

  • STAN LEE (Spiderman, X-Men, Iron Man, The Hulk, The Avengers)
  • WEIRD AL YANKOVIC (Comedy Recording Artist)
  • LEXA DOIG (Andromeda; Sonya Valentine in Continuum)
  • BRET “HITMAN” HART (WWE Wrestling Legend)
  • NEAL ADAMS (DC Artist: Superman, Batman, Green Arrow)
  • MICHAEL SHANKS (Saving Hope; Dr. Daniel Jackson in Stargate: SG-1)
  • JOHN CARPENTER (Horror Writer & Director Halloween, Escape from NewYork)
  • CHRIS SARANDON (Prince Humperdinck in The Princess Bride, Jack Skellington voice in The Nightmare Before Christmas)

Where:             BMO Centre, Stampede Park, 20 Roundup Way SE, Calgary, AB

When:              Friday, April 26, 2013 – Sunday, April 28, 2013

12pm to 8pm Friday, 10am to 7pm Saturday, 10am to 5pm Sunday

Tickets on Sale: Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 10am MST www.CalgaryExpo.com

Weird Al Concert Tickets on Sale at Ticketmaster:  Saturday, December 1, 2012 at 12pm MST www.ticketmaster.ca

                            

ABOUT CALGARY EXPO

Calgary Comic & Entertainment Expo is a non-profit organization showcasing pop culture including comics, sci-fi, gaming, anime, and horror. Since 2006, the convention has grown to host over 60,000 attendees in 2012 and is Canada¹s second largest pop culture convention. Calgary Expo April 26 – 28, 2013 at BMO Centre, Stampede Park, in Calgary, AB, Canada. www.calgaryexpo.com